Jim Michalowski has been a member of NPPA for over 35 years and is currently serving as National Treasurer after being elected to his second two-year term on the reorganized NPPA national Board of Directors. He was formerly Region 6 (S.E. U.S) Chair for two terms.
He is owner of Michalowski Multimedia, based in Norwich, New York.
Formerly an adjunct professor at The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona Beach, Florida, he taught editorial photography to lower- (Daytona State College) and upper-level (University of Central Florida) students.
Prior to teaching he was photography editor at The Daytona Beach News-Journal where he and the 15-person staff was recognized numerous times by NPPA, SND, The Florida Press Club, Editor & Publisher, The Associated Press, National Headliners Awards and Pictures of the Year International. He was the primary photo liaison in the 170-person newsroom which covered Volusia and Flagler counties in north-central Florida's east coast.
Hired as a staff photographer in 1996, and later promoted to director of photography at The Citizen at Auburn (N.Y.), Michalowski led a new staffer – freshly Ohio University-graduated, to earn Region 2 Photographer of the Year honors and another staffer to The Associated Press Picture of the Year accolades. He led its 3-person photography staff to recognition by NPPA, SND, The Associated Press of New York, The Syracuse Press Club and Pictures of the Year competitions. For three years The Associated Press of New York recognized The Citizen as a "Newspaper of Distinction" in its circulation category – one of the top three newspapers in New York state annually honored.
Michalowski was also NPPA Region 2 newsletter editor and volunteer at the Northern Short Course in addition to a Flying Short Course stop at Gardner-Webb University, in addition to coordinating portfolio reviews at Convergence events.
An active mentor, photo coach and visual editor, Michalowski annually volunteers as a judging assistant at the SND international competition at Syracuse University; as a faculty member of the NLGJA student project and numerous other professional organizations. He most recently coached participants at Syracuse University's annual fall workshop (www.TheFallWorkshop.com).
He earned his B.S. in Photojournalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1993 and his M.P.S. degree from Newhouse and the Whitman School of Management in Media and Business Administration in 1995.
Born and raised at Syracuse, N.Y., he lives with his husband, Jamie, at Norwich, New York with their chocolate Labrador retriever, Gomez.
Corporate, Documentary, Sports, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography